February 2017 issue

$2.2 million research project to grow tea tree industry

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Passion for maths: Bree Bailey named education student of the year

Bree Bailey with daughter Hope, a week before giving birth to second daughter Delilah.

Region’s Rising Stars receive scholarships

Nyomi Bodley

Southern Cross University and its partners have awarded a new round of Rising Stars Scholarships to support new and continuing students. These prestigious scholarships are made available by the University, local councils, generous community groups, industry and individuals who believe in the value of education. The Australian Government also provides scholarships. Many of the recipients […]

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Students help save elephants

Ashleigh Campbell

Twenty Southern Cross University students have travelled to Indonesia this month to help save elephants after winning an Australian Government New Colombo scholarship. The students are volunteering for two weeks in Sumatra at the Way Kambas National Park to work on conservation programs alongside the non-profit Save Indonesian Endangered Species Fund. Second-year business student Ashleigh […]

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Speech pathology student inspired by personal circumstance

Caroline Thomas

Southern Cross University student Caroline Thomas knows first-hand how speech pathology treatment can assist adults who have experienced a stroke or other debilitating condition that can result in communication difficulties such as aphasia. The Currumbin resident has used her personal circumstance of seeing her parents come to terms with life after her father’s stroke more […]

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New postgraduate law degrees

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Young lawyers and aspiring executives seeking an edge in their business careers have new solutions at their fingertips, with the launch of two accelerated online Masters degrees from Southern Cross University. With a course length of only 16 months, the online Master of Laws (Business Law) enables working lawyers to complete their degree faster than […]

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Scholarship inspires fledgling legal eagles

Mallary Welch (left), Daniel Cahill and Lorraine Dawson are the 2017 Bruce Miles Foundation recipients (absent: Eliza McCabe ).

Solicitor Bruce Miles OAM mostly served the disadvantaged during his 50-year legal career. Now some of the best and brightest minds in the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University have received scholarships in his honour. The Bruce Miles Foundation encourages Aboriginal law students in their university studies by providing textbooks. Mr Miles […]

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Budding entrepreneurs help tourism business

Business consultant Ross Keating, tutor Lina Sodin, lecturer David Herold, with students Bree Bagshaw, Bigesh Shrestha, Sapana Dangol and Shrawan Amatya (Clockwise from back left)

Southern Cross University business students have gained valuable experience in their entrepreneurial studies, proposing development ideas for the iconic Natural Arch Café Restaurant property now on the market. Ideas ranged from camping under the stars to hot air ballooning, with three projects winning entrepreneurship awards for their innovative plans for the property. Also known as […]

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Drones and sharks, marine poaching, a post-flying world, and more: The Conversation

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Southern Cross University researchers (and colleagues from other universities and institutions) have featured in The Conversation in recent months: How drones can help fight the war on shark attacks Life in a post-flying Australia, and why it might actually be ok How to tackle the rising tide of poaching in Australia’s tropical seas When it […]

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Postcard to home: Tieu To Sa Dang

Tieu To Sa Dang

For Vietnamese student Tieu To Sa Dang, studying a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management in Australia will propel her towards an international career. The 18-year-old from Hanoi started studying in Session 3  last year at The Hotel School Sydney, a partnership between Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia. “I chose to study in Australia […]

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Meet the staff: Dr Bennan Chen

Dr Bennan Chen

The new aquaculture operations manager at Southern Cross University’s National Marine Science Centre, Dr Bennan Chen, has spent most of his career improving the survival rates of larval ‘baby’ fish, with his research transforming the aquaculture industry. Dr Chen, who took up his position  at Southern Cross University late last year, has more than 25 […]

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